Gaber says WWE contacted him

Updated: August 26, 2004, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- On a day when Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling ushered out familiar champions of old and welcomed some unconventional new ones, Egypt's Karam Gaber looked out of place.

With all of the backflipping, vaulting and suspended-in-midair artistry during his two brief trips to the mat Thursday, shouldn't this guy be over in gymnastics, comparing tricks with Paul Hamm?

Gaber, never before a world champion but now an Olympic wrestling gold medalist like few before, incorporated ...

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